Meet Dr. Michele Shems

“We look at things from a different perspective. Quality of care is important to us, but so is an ethical approach, personalized attention, and making these experiences fun for everyone.”

— Dr. Shems

After being inspired by her own orthodontist as an adolescent, Dr. Michele Shems decided to make specializing in orthodontia her career goal. She first earned a Bachelor of Arts in history while meeting the pre-med criteria at University of Vermont. Then Dr. Shems enrolled in Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. She not only completed her graduate degree in dental medicine, but took it a step further, to complete another two years of training specifically tailored for a career as a specialist in orthodontics.

After successfully completing major exams and preparing cases over the course of a required ten years, Dr. Shems became a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Today, as a proud member of the community, a mother of three, wife, and orthodontist, Dr. Shems approaches each case with careful evaluation. She stays abreast with up-and-coming research, treatment recommendations, and modalities, with a tendency to be much more conservative than most. Dr. Shems takes great pride in providing excellent care to each patient, while making sure they enjoy their time in our office. Alongside her staff, she constantly strives to be a visit to which her patients look forward on their calendar, not one that is simply a “to-do.”

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